So far, so good with The 3:15 Experiment.
The 3:15 Experiment? What's that, again?
Starting on the night of July 31/Aug. 1, set your alarm for 3:15 am, wake up, write a poem in the midst of your sleepiness and go back to sleep. Repeat each night for the month of August.
I haven't set my alarm at all for this event. I seem to wake up naturally at about that time anyway. Likely the originators of the event realized that people's sleep cycles do these things and set the wake-up time to coincide with it.
For today's Poetry Train, here is my eighth middle-of-the-night poem, in its raw stage, as written at 3:00 this morning.
I Love Your Desire
"What time is it?"
Returning from the bathroom
"Quarter to three"
My husband answers
"Time to write
A sexy poem"
- Julia Smith, 2010
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For more information on The 3:15 Experiment, visit Danika Dinsmore and Gwendolyn Alley and they'll fill you in on all the details.